'Desperate Housewives' jury 'hopelessly deadlocked' but can't quit
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth White told the jury to continue deliberating on Monday.
Sheridan, 48, alleged during the two-week trial that her character on the ABC prime-time soap was killed in retaliation for a complaint she made accusing creator Marc Cherry of striking her in the head during a rehearsal.
Cherry and his co-defendant, Touchstone Television Production, maintain that he only tapped her on the head to demonstrate a stage direction and had decided to eliminate her character months before.
Sheridan, who earned $4 million a year as well as back-end profits, is seeking economic damages of $5.7 million.
-- Harriet Ryan
Photo: "Desperate Housewives" stars Nicollette Sheridan, left, and Teri Hatcher vie for the attention of a neighbor. Credit: Peter Hopper Stone / ABC